International Journal of Dentistry / 2011 / Article / Tab 4

Clinical Study

Knowledge, Awareness, and Attitudes about Research Ethics among Dental Faculty in the Middle East: A Pilot Study

Table 4

Attitudes regarding research ethics committees (REC) and research ethics education: aggregate responses and association between responses and independent variables. Numbers represent percentages of respondents who “strongly agree” and “agree”.

Item Aggregate 𝑛 = 1 2 5 (%) KAU 𝑛 = 7 5 (%) ASU 𝑛 = 5 0 (%)Gender (%)Academic position (%)Prior ethics training (%)Prior research (%)
MenWomenProfMid-levelJuniorAny Ethics TrainingNoneAnyNone

(1) A research ethics committee would be helpful91.292.090.094.488.4100.0*80.093.580.497.5**91.091.2
(2) There is a need for a research ethics committee in each institution for ethical review of research92.088.098.098.187.094.992.589.197.8 88.694.485.3
(3) Research with human subjects must be reviewed by a research ethics committee94.490.7100.096.392.894.9*100.089.197.892.494.494.1
(4) Ethical review of research is only necessary for international collaborative research19.214.726.014.823.230.8**10.017.417.420.3*20.217.6
(5) Ethical review of research by an REC is not necessary since there are scientific committees9.610.78.07.411.610.35.013.06.511.45.620.6
(6) Ethical review of research by an REC would delay research and make it harder for the researcher44.044.044.057.4*31.941.057.5*34.850.0*40.544.944.1
(7) The members of a research ethics committee should receive training in research bioethics92.890.796.087.097.194.990.093.5100.088.689.9100.0
(8) Research ethics should be taught as a mandatory postgraduate module96.094.798.096.395.7100.0100.089.1100.093.795.597.1
(9) All investigators should have some training in research ethics97.698.796.096.398.697.4100.095.7100.096.297.897.1

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